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Though man a thinking being is defined,
Few use the grand prerogative of mind.
How few think justly of the thinking few!
How many never think, who think they do!
Tender hearts as well were hearts of stone,
If what they feel is for themselves alone.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!
I find that self-denial is painful for a moment, but very agreeable in the end.
I like little pussy, her coat is so warm;
And if I don't hurt her she'll do me no harm.
Oh that it were my chief delight
To do the things I ought!
Then let me try with all my might
To mind what I am taught.
I thank the goodness and the grace
Which on my birth have smiled,
And made me in these Christian days,
A happy English child.
Far from mortal cares retreating,
Sordid hopes and vain desires,
Here, our willing footsteps meeting,
Every heart to heaven aspires.
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September 23, 1783
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Jane Taylor was an English poet and novelist. She wrote the words to the song "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star".
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